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Why Thermoplastic Composites Are Hot in Automotive
A new conference brings together the leaders in this emerging field of technology.
Article Published: 3/6/2014
APPLICATION: Transmission Conductor Features Multi-Stranded Composite Core Of Celstran CFR-TPR
An affordable new option for utility transmission lines from Southwire uses a multi-stranded composite core of Celanese's Celstran continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic rods (CFR-TPR).
Article Published: 3/5/2014
APPLICATION: High-Diffusion PC Featured In Low-Cost, Award-Winning LED Bulb
The high-diffusion Lexan PC enables the injection-blow molding of the Infinia LED bulb resulting in a bulb with omnidirectional evenly dispersed light.
Article Published: 3/3/2014
APPLICATION: Specialized PC Grades Improve Efficiency in New LED Luminaires
Long-time manufacturer of durable lighting for demanding environments Kenall Lighting, Gurnee, Ill., opted to use Makrolon PC grades from Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, specifically developed for use in LED lighting for a new line of luminaires,...
Article Published: 3/3/2014
Styrolution Consolidates PS Business
Styrolution takes steps to strengthen the long-term sustainability of its PS business.
Article Published: 2/27/2014
APPLICATION: PPS Used In Novel Heat Exchanger
Using Fortron PP and ceramics, Bomat's heat exchanger is said to be the first that has no metal in the exhaust-gas section
Article Published: 2/27/2014
Additive Manufacturing: Materials for ‘Real-World’ Parts
Developments in materials have helped pave the way for processors to make ‘real world’ parts from what is collectively known as 3D printing. Here’s a comprehensive review of the materials available.
Article Published: 2/25/2014
APPLICATION: Polycarbonate Adds Style to Electric-Car Charging Stations
Two tough, flame-retardant PC grades lend style and ease-of-use to new electric-car charging stations.
Article Published: 1/29/2014
Materials News at K 2013
There was no shortage of interesting materials developments at K 2013, in particular high-performance engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites—much of them geared to automotive/transportation.
Article Published: 1/23/2014
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Slew of New Developments in Materials, Equipment
Three companies unveiled new developments in additive manufacturing and prototyping as 2013 came to a close, a testament to this technology's vibrant growth.
Article Published: 1/9/2014

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